Tag Archives: WAM

Time to hit the Parks and CBD art galleries

    My walking buddy isn’t around this Saturday so I’m going to get an early start and hit the Parks art galleries. There is a lot on with some interesting walkabouts as well.  In Birdhaven at In Toto there is an group exhibition entitled Cache including work by Michael Meyersfeld, Jane Eppel, Robert Hodgins, [...]

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More on South Africa’s ’12th official language’

A couple of years back I wrote a blog about using minibus taxis to get around Joburg and the kind of local knowledge that is required to do so.  See www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/finger-in-the-air-where-do-you-want-to-go .  I included an image of the cover of Susan Woolf’s book of taxi signs published in 2007.   For nine years Woolf has been [...]

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Rosebank – Joburg’s art destination

Clustered around the lower Rosebank/Parkwood border on Jan Smuts Ave is a number of galleries which offer an exciting range of exhibitions  http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/rosebank_joburgs_art_destination/62/1/153   Tessa Cuncliffe includes 3 of them in her top 5 galleries ‘for the not so arty’   http://www.jhblive.com/kultcha/features/the_top_5_jozi_galleries_for_the_not_so_arty/136012 Showing at Everard Read from 11th April to 4th May are Pappetti’s large scale canvases [...]

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Another exciting new Joburg tour: Wits on 20th October

Coming up on the 20th October is a tour of the Wits campus. Apart from seeing a range of architectural styles from different decades of the 20th Century, the east campus offers insight into the original planning and layout of the core early buildings  while the west campus offers interesting examples of adaptive re-use  in [...]

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Treasures from the Wits Collections on display at WAM

Amazing show of significant objects from Wits’ collections. On at WAM (Wits Art Museum) until 14th October. Included diverse range such as world-renowned fossils, 13th century manuscripts, 16th century musical instruments, amazing San rock paintings, Mandela’s handwritten notes from the Rivonia treason trial, Sol Plaatjie’s diary, original Herbert Baker drawings and plans for the Union [...]

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